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Best Denver Breweries For Families

by Angelique Platas

Sep 25, 2019

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Age Specific / Adult Children

Breweries in Denver may be a dime a dozen: Scour the streets for local favorites and you’re bound to find more than you’ll have time to try. Build your own family beer trail with the drinking-age kids and explore Denver’s brew culture while getting a local view of the city.


Begin in the Five Points and LoDo section of Denver and you’ll have a full day of budget-friendly brews in casual, cool locales.


Cerebral Brewing

When you (and your millennial kids) are seeking a vibe just as much as a great IPA, Cerebral Brewing is the move. This science-themed brewery boasts an epic tap list and fully-stocked event calendar with enough entertainment for all ages and interests.


Spangalang Brewery

Cheap brews? Check. Restored industrial building? Check. Spangalang Brewery is a quintessential Denver brew dive for you and the adult kids. Located in the Five Points neighborhood, this brewery boasts tons of personality and locally produced, cleverly named brews and a fun, buzzing, casual downtown vibe. The kids will be impressed with your good taste.

Coors beer brewery, another possible stop on the trail. Photo: Outline205 | Dreamstime.com

Great Divide Brewing Co.

With award-winning home-brewed beer, local food truck eats and a lively atmosphere for a fun day downtown, Great Divide Brewing Co. is a worthy stop on your family-guided brew tour. Choose from seasonal favorites and limited-time specials — some worth the taste even just for novelty’s sake, looking at you, Mexican Chocolate Yeti. The imperial stout belongs to a family of Yeti-centric suds, available while supplies last in October. So get cracking cans.


Prost Brewing

For German beer fans, Prost Brewing is a must visit. Teach the kids a thing or two with this stop’s many German-style craft brews, classic beer garden patio seating and great views of the city. Enjoy Prost’s fun, international twist on Denver’s laid-back brew culture with a casual lunch with the family or fun stop in the day of Mile High City-inspired suds.


No matter your brew style or taste, Denver has it. The only difficulty in the self-guided family tour through Denver’s buzzing downtown scene will be who gets to choose the next stop. Collect coasters and memorabilia as you go and have a fun souvenir from the family trip.


Pro tip: Enlist the help of Visit Denver’s extensive beer trail list, detailing the different neighborhoods, must-visit stops and the different regional family attractions. Use this site as your port in the storm for family fun — Denver style.


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